Monthly Archives: April 2016

Best Drive Thru Window (Food) 2016: Wendy’s

Posted on April 28, 2016 7:07 am by Ted E. Spencer


Best EMT 2016: Courtney Dukes

Posted on April 28, 2016 5:05 am by Ted E. Spencer


Clarendon’s Best Burger 2016: Corner Diner

Posted on April 28, 2016 5:05 am by Ted E. Spencer


Cancer survivor finds comfort in Relay fundraising, meeting other survivors

Posted on April 28, 2016 4:04 am by Robert Joseph Baker

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the 13th in a series on cancer survivors and caregivers in the leadup to Clarendon County Relay for Life, which will be held 6 p.m. to midnight May 6 at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium.

When she was diagnosed last year with a rare form of gynecological cancer, Stacy Mosier immediately thought, “I don’t have time for this.”
“It’s exactly what I thought: ‘Not me. I don’t have time for this,’” she said.
After her diagnosis on May 18, 2015, she was referred to a Columbia oncologist who was less than reassuring to her or … Read the rest


Clarendon celebrates Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Posted on April 28, 2016 4:04 am by Ted E. Spencer

The 2016 Hall of Fame build-up came to a climax Saturday night as the 10 new inductees received the honor of being called a Hall of Famer at Manning Junior High School. The event conducted by Bill Brewer, A.C. English. W.J. Frierson, Joey Henry and Gene Phillips began with the induction of the late Ed Gibbons. His wife, Lisa Gibbons, accepted the honor on behalf of the Gibbons family.
“I’m very proud and very nervous to be here to accept this award for him. It means so much to me. And even though Ed was a highly respected and award-winning … Read the rest


Clarendon’s Best Lodging 2016: Hampton Inn

Posted on April 28, 2016 3:03 am by Ted E. Spencer

Bes Lodging - Hampton Inn


Scott’s Branch to hold Drive for Your Community to aid new wrestling team

Posted on April 28, 2016 2:02 am by Robert Joseph Baker

Scott’s Branch High School and Clarendon School District 1 health and physical education coordinator Curtis Holland is working hard on getting the school’s first wrestling team set up.
A first-year teacher from North Carolina, Holland said developing a wrestling team was “one of the things I really wanted to do for the district, and I told them that when I was first hired.”
“It gives something to do for the kids who don’t excel in basketball who still want to be active in a sport,” he said. “Whatever they put into it, they’re going to get that out of it. … Read the rest


Clarendon’s Best Tax Preparer 2016: Gibbons & Usry

Posted on April 28, 2016 12:12 am by Robert Joseph Baker


Alcolu organization working to save ‘Company Store’

Posted on April 27, 2016 10:10 pm by Breanna Bradham

Members of the Alcolu Preservation Society are asking for the public’s help in saving the old Company Store in Alcolu.
“A little more than a year ago, a group of people who grew up in this mill village decided to try and save what parts of Alcolu we could,” said President Janice Richburg. “So far, we have obtained one of the original mill houses and restored it to its original condition … Now our society would like to raise enough money to buy the Company Store and restore it to its original condition.”
The store was the hub of the … Read the rest


Sumter deputies seeking burglary suspects

Posted on April 27, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to neighboring jurisdictions for the public’s help in locating suspects believed to have broken into a Mayesville store about 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at The Station, 5400 Florence Highway in Mayesville, shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday to find the store had been broken in to. The suspects drove up in a late-model white Ford F-250 crew cab pickup truck, attached a chain to the front security doors and used the truck to pull the doors away from the business.
Once inside, the men went to the ATM … Read the rest


Community to hold prayer service for Garry Eadon

Posted on April 27, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The community will come together at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Manning High School’s Ramsey Stadium, 2155 Paxville Highway in Manning, to pray for Garry Eadon and his famiy. Eadon, an Australian native, was formerly the youth pastor at Manning United Methodist Church, and he is currently in the hospital in his home country in critical condition. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held under the bus port behind the school.

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
– Matthew 18:20


HP reports debris in roadway on I-95

Posted on April 27, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting debris in the roadway at the 120 mile-marker in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Manning. Reports do not indicate what the debris is.


District 2 received Summer Reading Camp Community Partnership Grant

Posted on April 27, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Clarendon District 2 was one of 14 school districts in the state to receive money from the Summer Reading Camp Community Partnership Grant.
“I am very excited about the increased literacy opportunities this grant will create,” said Spearman. “This is one way we’re working to stop sumer reading loss and provide much-needed help to students. It will be a great way to assist them over the summer with their reading and ensure they hit the ground running when school starts in August.”
Clarendon 2 received $45,000 overall, which will go to Clemson Extension and the Harvin Clarendon County Library and … Read the rest


CCTC announces TRIO award winners

Posted on April 27, 2016 10:10 am by Submitted via Email

Central Carolina Technical College announces 2016 TRIO
award winners and graduates

SUMTER – Central Carolina Technical College’s TRIO Student Support Services held their 11th annual Awards and Recognition Program Tuesday evening on Main Campus in Sumter. CCTC President Tim Hardee recognized more than 35 award winners including TRIO Newcomer; Spirit of TRIO; Overall TRIO Achiever; scholarship and internship recipients; President’s and Dean’s List recipients; and TRIO Graduates.
TRIO is a federally funded post-secondary education program designed to provide academic assistance and support to CCTC students who meet the eligibility requirements. Federal guidelines direct the program toward students who are from … Read the rest


Relay looking for luminary bags, forms to begin sorting

Posted on April 27, 2016 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

The Clarendon County Relay for Life Committee Team is looking for all luminaries that have been sold so that we may begin turning them in both for decoration at Manning High School and Manning Junior High School and then for sorting at Laurence Manning Academy. Please drop them off ASAP to The Manning Times, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning.


#CancerSucks T-shirts now available

Posted on April 27, 2016 10:10 am by Leigh Ann Maynard

The Gregg’s Gamecocks Clarendon County Relay for Life is selling #CancerSucks T-shirts at the Manning Times office, 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. Shirts are $15 each. If you pre-ordered shirts, you may now come pick them up.


Mobile Library Schedule: Wednesday, April 27

Posted on April 27, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

The Harvin Clarendon County Mobile Library will make two stops today, including from 1-2 p.m. at Lane’s Shopping Center on S.C. 260 and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at J&E Superette in Davis Station.


Monarchs fall in region match

Posted on April 27, 2016 8:08 am by Submitted via Email

The Monarchs traveled Tuesday afternoon to Hartsville to face the Red Foxes in the last regional golf match of the season. Hartsville won the match 157 to Manning’s 184. The conditions of Hartsville Country Club caused the Monarch to post some of their highest scores of the season. Scoring for the Monarchs was McArthur Bennett and Hunter White with 44, Robert Dykes with 46 and Jacob Richburg with 50. Manning will host Hartsville, Darlington and Marlboro County next Wednesday for the AAA Region 6 Tournament at Wyboo Golf Course before heading to the Lower State Tournament in Hilton Head the


Grace Christian Fellowship to hold annual Spring Yard Sale

Posted on April 27, 2016 5:05 am by Submitted via Email

Grace Christian Fellowship Church will hold its annual Spring Yard Sale and Bake Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 at the church’s fellowship hall and outside yard, 2938 Raccoon Road in Manning, across from the S.C. National Guard Armory.
Donations are welcome. Yard sale donation items will be accepted from noon to 3 p.m. May 6. The church will accept clean, gently worn clothing; coats; jewelry; handbags; hobby items; household items; decor; knick-knacks; sporting equipment; working and usable small appliances and lighting; tools; furniture; baby equipment; and toys, but no toy weapons.
Please, no DVDs, videotapes or … Read the rest


Wilder to speak at SC General Assembly Women’s Caucus luncheon

Posted on April 26, 2016 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

Dr. Rose H. Wilder has been invited to be the guest speaker for the South Carolina General Assembly Women’s Caucus annual Jean Laney Harris Luncheon, which will be held Wednesday. More than 400 individuals have registred to attend the event.
Wilder will be introduced by State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman.
Proceeds from the luncheon help fund annual college scholarships to outstanding South Carolina high school female students who wish to further their education at a South Carolina college or university, and who have shown a commitment to public service.
According to the letter of invitation to be the guest … Read the rest


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